Very useful course in order to learn the basics in systems biology. You only need some training in biology to understand the concepts but the course is easy to follow and very complete.
Great foundational material and insights from Prof. Iyengar that supports the 'disruptive' trends underway at the intersection of Computational Biology and Medicine.
by Rafael S•
O curso é muito complicado para quem não conhecimento em modelos estáticos específicos.
Mas é muito interessante e muito abrangente.
by Akash R•
The content of this course is quiet good, but is little bit hard to digest. Overall, I gained a lot of things from this course.
by Lianne A•
Excellent course, could be improved by explaining the more difficult concepts in greater depth, e.g. ODE and PDE math.
by Alejandro V•
Great new area to explore and study, however some subjects were not explained adequately.
by Md. M H•
Very very informative course for the beginners like me!
by Jiho C•
Good lecture, but not systematic curriculum
by Mariya P•
Instructor is very hard to engage with.
by Boudalia M E A•
a bit to hard for an introduction cours
by Arpita R•
Excellent course work!
by Kang c•
A very useful course!
by Chalasani S S N•
by Bruno P•
With a biology background I had some difficulty following this course. That is understandable, as a lot of it relies in mathematical modelling and statistics. I still felt like some exam questions relied on material not yet lectured, which would sometimes leave me at a loss as to how I should have gotten to the right question in the first place. The lectures could have been structured differently, so as to facilitate engagement - I found myself easily losing focus and having to repeat the videos. Despite its shortcomings, the course is still a powerful introduction to Systems Biology.
by Hector F C M•
I have to thank for this virtual course, however although this course is '' introduction '' it supposes that the participants have advanced concepts that are not explained, in many moments the literature is inconclusive, there is no literature that allows a basic revision on the topics that we are learning; The evlauacion is not according to what has been learned and in many cases it is based more on the memory than on the analysis.
by Atanas P•
The lectures are somewhat incoherent. Many facts about the articles are not made clear or missed altogether, and I had to do a lot of extra reading in order to understand them.
by Karl D•
Good overview of systems biology, but the graded tests are somewhat difficult to understand for someone without a biology background such as myself.
by Connie N•
Really interesting content, but could use a rework on formatting, style, and clarity.
by Alan R d F K M•
Could give more basic information about systems theory
by Milena J•
The lectures were somehow chaotic.
by Mainak B•
Tough and brain storming
by Tim D•
While the course did present a few topics that may be of concern to a systems biologist, I'm very disappointed with the effort that went into presenting the material in a digestible, coherent way. After completing the course, rather than feeling like I just took an engaging course online, I feel a bit like someone had the radio tuned to a Systems Biology station in the other room while I did chores. The big issues are (1) The course is years old and hasn't been updated for this fast-moving field, (2) The lectures style is scattered, (3) The review material doesn't connect strongly to the lecture material, and (4) The video production is pretty low-effort.
by Soheyl M•
The explanations in the course are extremely superficial and do not add anything to the PowerPoint presented in each course. In addition, most of the articles presented in the lectures are hardly discussed which makes it difficult to understand for a beginner in this field.
by Circe M•
Course material was not presented in a matter that flowed naturally. Completing the course didn't lend greatly to my overall understanding in the area though I understand certain aspects very well.
by Carolina A•
I found that the lectures didn't guide me enough. I download the articles and read extra material. I will look for another course to learn more of this part of the specialization.
by Alexandro G A S•
It is a good introductory course, but it relies too much on networks and could be confusing and demoralizing if you intend to pursue a career in systems biology.
The course is too specific and advanced. It´s not an introduction.